Reuniting Elderly Survivors of Partition With Their Lost Family And Homes : Consider This from NPR 75 years ago this week, British colonial rule ended in India. Two new nations emerged - Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India.

But that freedom was followed by chaos and bloodshed. Partition triggered a mass migration across a shared border, as millions of Muslims fled to Pakistan and millions of Hindus and Sikhs fled to India.

Violent attacks happened on both sides of the border. An estimated one million people were killed.

Pakistan and India still grapple with the repercussions of Partition and the effects are still felt today.

NPR's Lauren Frayer tells us about an effort to heal some of those old wounds by reconnecting elderly survivors of Partition with the homes and villages they haven't seen in decades.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Diaa Hadid.

You can read more about Diaa and Lauren's reporting on this story here.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Trying To Heal The Wounds Of Partition, 75 Years Later

Trying To Heal The Wounds Of Partition, 75 Years Later

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Friends Nasir Dhillon (left) and Papinder Singh run a YouTube channel, Punjabi Lehar, that tries to heal the wounds of Partition through reuniting loved ones separated when British-ruled India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, 75 years ago. Diaa Hadid hide caption

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Friends Nasir Dhillon (left) and Papinder Singh run a YouTube channel, Punjabi Lehar, that tries to heal the wounds of Partition through reuniting loved ones separated when British-ruled India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, 75 years ago.

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75 years ago this week, British colonial rule ended in India. Two new nations emerged - Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India.

But that freedom was followed by chaos and bloodshed. Partition triggered a mass migration across a shared border, as millions of Muslims fled to Pakistan and millions of Hindus and Sikhs fled to India.

Violent attacks happened on both sides of the border. An estimated one million people were killed.

Pakistan and India still grapple with the repercussions of Partition and the effects are still felt today.

NPR's Lauren Frayer tells us about an effort to heal some of those old wounds by reconnecting elderly survivors of Partition with the homes and villages they haven't seen in decades.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Diaa Hadid.

You can read more about Diaa and Lauren's reporting on this story here.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mia Venkat and Claudette Lindsay-Habermann. It was edited by Bridget Kelley, Hannah Bloch and Tara Neill. Additional reporting in this episode from Julie McCarthy. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.